Sisältöön Sivun ylälaitaan Sivukartta Palaute Tulosta



Arctic Smartness
Regional Council of Lapland
S3 and cluster development:

Kristiina Jokelainen
Manager, International Cooperation
tel. +358 40 501 9856

Ilari Havukainen
Manager, Cluster Development
tel. +358 40 621 6116


Arctic Smartness (pptx)

Arctic Smartness brochure (pdf)

Arctic Development Environments (pdf)

Arctic Design (pdf)

Arctic Industry and Circular Economy (pdf)

Arctic Smart Rural Community (pdf)

Arctic Safety (pdf)

Smart Regions publication (pdf)


Play the game, throw the dice
- become regionally wise!


1. Start the game in the middle of the board.
2. Throw the dice and move as shown by the score of the dice.
3. You gain tools for developing your business from each visit to a cluster.
4. If you land in a special circle, follow the instructions it gives.
5. The game ends when the developed player has contacted at least three clusters
and returned to the middle with an even number

Arctic Smartness 

Arctic Smartness with its five modern clusters, each awarded the European Cluster Management
Excellence label (BRONZE) by the European Secretariat for Cluster Analysis ( in 2016.

Arctic Design

Smart regional specialisation makes the world class design. The main purpose of the Arctic Design
Cluster is to make local businesses, products and services nationally and internationally competitive
by utilising smart specialisation.The heart of the cluster is Arctic Design Centre of Expertise created
by the Faculty of Art and Design of the University of Lapland. 

Arctic Development Environments 

Arctic Development Environments cluster is serving as a supporting network to all clusters with i.e.
enabling technologies to all industries and especially SMEs. The tool for measuring the performance
and effectiveness of innovations is Technology readiness level (TRL). TRL is used as a
meter to indicate the level of cluster's readiness to produce development services to the market. 

Arctic Industry and Circular Economy 

Arctic Industry and Circular Economy cluster aims to develop it's leading position in exploiting and
commercialising Arctic natural resources and conditions while maintaining balance of sustainable
development. Mix of industrial expertise and commitment to sustainable development are at the
core of refining natural resources in the Lapland region. We are reaching the vision by promoting
regional clusters and ecosystems of emerging industries that focus on refining natural resources
throughout the value chains. 

Arctic Safety

Safety through regional and interregional cooperation. The aim of the Arctic safety cluster is to
strengthen interregional networks and safety business opportunities. The cluster brings together
companies, authorities, research and educational organisations, NGOs, regions and towns. The
cooperation is carried out in civil and tourism safety.